Underground in the kingdom of Malkariss, Mattimeo and his friends see the slaves building a huge city. Brave Tess refuses to be a slave and Mattimeo is brutally attacked when he tries to save her from punishment. The slaves are thrown into a dank cell. Matthias unravels the last secret of the Loamhedge parchment and finds the way into Malkariss-- the Old Rabbit's amulet is the key to enter!
Redwall Abbey is also successfully fighting back with Martin's Ghost and adds a new friend to its ranks in the form of Stryk Redkite, an enormous but injured kite-bird who crashes to earth nearby. Cornflower repairs her wing-- and gains a formidable ally.
While Slagar and Malkariss deal for power, Matthias and friends descend the honeycomb passages into the kingdom. A fierce battle ensues in which Log-a-Log saves Matthias' life, but is mortally injured. To prevent more bloodshed Matthias challenges the rats to bring forth their champion for him to fight-- none other than the ferocious Wearet-- the Slavemaster. Everybody's fate now hangs on the outcome of a paw-to-paw fight between the monster and Matthias the Warrior.
Differences from Mattimeo
- In the book, it is Sister May who tends to Stryk Redkite, not Cornflower.
- In the book, Log-a-Log is mortally wounded by a random Blackrode soldier instead of being killed by Slagar.
|The Redwall TV Series, Season 2|
01 Slagar the Slaver | 02 The Magician Revealed | 03 Where the Little Folk Go | 04 Found... And Lost | 05 To be a Warrior | 06 Ironbeak (Redwall Season 2) | 07 Peril in the Toplands | 08 Feathered Friends and Foes | 09 The Abyss (Redwall Season 2) | 10 Malkariss (Redwall Season 2) | 11 Battle | 12 Reunited | 13 Return to Redwall